LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-24
Following a sold out run at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in early 2014, Working Artists Theatre Project (Jessica Dermody, Chad Luke Schiro, and Charlie Sutton - Producing Artistic Directors), in association with Karah Gravatt and Robert Tyrer, presents the official New York premiere of Warren Doody's powerful play Life Without Parole, as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, - FringeNYC. August 8th - 24th.
Sometimes, the greatest injustice is the justice system itself. Inspired by Dr. Elizabeth Leonard's Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill, Life Without Parole draws on the original transcripts and testimonies of women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at Chino for killing their abusive partners. This play takes you "behind the barbed wire" exposing how these convicted domestic violence survivors bond together, explore their pasts, and survive when orange becomes their new black and blue.
The creative team is helmed by director/producer Jessica Dermody (Director: Fruits Unheard Of, Welcome to the Jungle / Producer: Green Day's American Idiot, Superior Donuts), Warren Doody (Playwright: Professor Vanguard University), Caitlin Conci (Costume Design: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Peter & The Starcatcher, The House of Von Macramé), Michael O'Connor (Lighting Design: Who's Your Daddy?, Irish Repertory Theatre), Joanne Schwartzberg (Stage Manager), Melanie Lisby (Fringe ACR), and Kasey Brown (Assistant Director).
The cast includes Anne Bobby (Broadway: White Liars & Black Comedy, The Real Thing), Lolita Brinkley (The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU), Karah Gravatt (East and West Coast Premiere, Life Without Parole), Annette Hunt (Ivanov, Classic Stage Company), Mark Lyons (Scorned: Love Kills, Investigation Discovery), Lil Malinich (Fruits Unheard Of, WAT Project), John Moss (King Lear, Lincoln Center) and Adrienne Williams (North Seventeenth Street, Negro Ensemble Company).
Working Artists Theatre Project, (Producer) a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, offers artistic growth opportunities by creating innovative, intelligent, and socially conscious productions. Founded by Broadway talent, WAT PROJECT serves as a forum tailored for working artists to expand their experience to encompass a variety of theatrical fields and careers. The company is dedicated to showcasing talent, facilitating the artist's evolution, providing career transition opportunities, and building genuine relationships within the New York artistic community. www.WATProject.com.?
Performances of Life Without Parole will be Sunday, August 10 at 6:30 pm; Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 pm; Sunday, August 17 at 12:30 pm; Thursday, August 21 at 2:30 pm; and Saturday, August 23 at noon at Venue #4 Teatro LATEA (107 Suffolk Street between Rivington Street and Delancey Street; Subway: F to Delancey or J/M/Z to Essex). Tickets are $18 at http://www.fringenyc.org.